Meniscal Tear

A meniscal tear is a tear that occurs in the cartilage of the knee. The meniscus is a small, "C" shaped piece of cartilage in the knee joint. Meniscal tears are one of the most common injuries to the knee joint. They can occur at any age, but are more common in athletes playing contact sports.

Meniscal Tear


  • Pain over the inner or outer side of the knee, where the tear occurred
  • A “popping “or “clicking” may be felt at the time of injury
  • Catching or locking of the knee joint may occur if the torn cartilage gets caught between the femur and tibia
  • Stiffness and swelling of the knee
  • Inability to move your knee through its complete range of motion
  • Sensation of your knee “giving way”


  • Medical history
  • Physical Examination
  • McMurray Test
  • X-ray
  • MRI

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • High Volume Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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